Aiming to boost trade between North Dakota and the Pacific Rim, the Port of Vancouver has launched a new venture of leasing rail cars to move agricultural products to the West Coast.
By Brier Dudley, The Seattle Times August 29, 2014 6 a.m.
PORTLAND — It can be hard to argue with U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, the Oregon Democrat who has been at the forefront of the biggest tech-policy issues in recent years.
By Roberto A. Ferdman, The Washington Post August 29, 2014 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The overall gender pay gap has been well-documented, but a new report shows it's particularly pronounced in the food service industry, where women are being underpaid in just about every job — even when accounting for tips.
By Associated Press August 29, 2014 6 a.m.
NEW YORK — The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. tumbled Thursday after reporting weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere.
By Courtney Sherwood August 28, 2014 5:08 p.m.
Three years after setting up its first Vancouver manufacturing operation, a Norwegian-owned business is exceeding its own expectations at the site. Sapa Extrusions employs more people in Clark County than it originally planned, said regional plant manager Mats Johansson. It is pursuing a certification that could lead to more hiring. And Johansson said he sees a long future for the aluminum-products maker in the community.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press August 28, 2014 4:51 p.m.
WASHINGTON — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.
By Molly Young, The Oregonian August 28, 2014 4:50 p.m.
PORTLAND — The apparent final act of ClearEdge Power in Oregon begins next Tuesday.
By Associated Press August 28, 2014 6 a.m.
SEATTLE — Apparently people are still buying a lot of PCs.
By Alan Bjerga and Megan Durisin, Bloomberg News August 27, 2014 6 p.m.
CHICAGO — Lower prices for corn and soybeans will drive the profits of U.S. farmers down to an estimated $113.2 billion in 2014, a decline of 14 percent from last year's record, according to the Department of Agriculture.
By Eric Florip August 27, 2014 5:37 p.m.
A $200,000 state grant will support a new biomass-fueled power plant near Stevenson expected to be operational next year, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. The money will go to Wind River Biomass Utility, which has pursued the project will local, state and federal partners.
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press August 27, 2014 5:23 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months.
By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, Assocoiated Press August 27, 2014 5:21 p.m.
Women still have a hard time getting small business loans. Sen. Maria Cantwell is determined to close the gap.
By Associated Press August 27, 2014 4:47 p.m.
NEW YORK — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
By Los Angeles Times August 27, 2014 4:16 p.m.
Kia Motors will open a $1.5-billion auto plant in northern Mexico in 2016, with the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday.
By Associated Press August 27, 2014 4:15 p.m.
HILLSBORO, Ore. — Officials have approved a tax break for Intel that could be worth about $2 billion during its expansion in Washington County west of Portland.